[Imports] [Imports-us] Address Data Import for Fulton County, Georgia

Saikrishna Arcot saiarcot895 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 14 20:22:27 UTC 2014

So the ZCTA5 file
from the US Census seems to be not available, but I do have a TIGER
shapefile containing the shapes of some cities. There aren't any
zipcodes in the file, and it only seems to contain incorporated cities.
Any suggestions?

Saikrishna Arcot

On 01/14/2014 02:22 PM, Saikrishna Arcot wrote:
> In this case, I'll work on matching up the addresses with the postal
> city names.
> Saikrishna Arcot
> On 01/13/2014 01:28 PM, Richard Welty wrote:
>> On 1/13/14 11:05 AM, Carl Anderson wrote:
>>> Looking at the wiki for addresses
>>> (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Address), addr:city is intended to
>>> hold the postal community and not the legal municipal name.
>>> 911 and 311 call centers struggle with this problem all the time in
>>> that frequently, multiple locale names are in use and valid for a
>>> location.  The authoritativeness or correctness of a name has to be
>>> judged in the context in which it is used.
>> this is a big can which contains many worms.
>> as far as i know, when e911 was set up in NY, the enhanced 911
>> addresses were conformed to the postal addresses (and new postal
>> addresses were assigned as the old RR system was retired.)
>> so from my perspective, i favor conforming our addressing to the
>> postal/e911 standard as i understand it.
>> this is potentially very confusing. for example, the Schenectady post
>> office (city of schenectady in the county of schenectady) delivers
>> mail to a number of addresses in the town of colonie (in albany
>> county NY.) first responders will come from the appropriate
>> department in Albany County (unless something really bad is going
>> on.)
>> and for a given post office, they may accept mail for more than
>> one community name, reflecting historical communities for which
>> there is no legal standing but some cultural standing. for
>> example, in my old neighborhood in Troy NY, mail could be
>> addressed to me both for Troy and for Lansingburgh, even
>> though the independent city of Lansingburgh ceased to exist
>> about 100 years ago.
>> richard
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